National Resource Center Partner Network

WISER partners with a diverse group of organizations from across the country in order to reach low-income women, women of color, and women with limited English-speaking proficiency, and provide them with user-friendly financial education and retirement planning tools.

The National Resource Center on Women & Retirement Planning currently is formally partnered with the following organizations:

  • American Association of Service Coordinators - advances the interests of the service coordinator profession and provides guidance and professional standards to its members.
  • American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) - advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers’ products for financial and retirement security.
  • Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) - provides a unified voice and representation for its member agencies and the constituents that they serve - primarily low-income families, children, and the elderly. Since 1971, COAD has worked to improve the quality of life for all residents of Appalachian Ohio.
  • Elder Justice Coalition - seeks to increase public awareness of the tragedy of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, increase awareness, support, and funding for the Elder Justice Act, and monitor and appropriately influence other relevant legislation and regulations that pertain to the prevention of elder abuse.
  • Financial Services Roundtable - aims to be the premier executive forum for the leaders of the financial services industry, to provide powerful legislative and regulatory advocacy, to enhance the industry's public reputation, and to lead by BITS in order to promote best practices and strong infrastructure in technology.
  • Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) - a not-for-profit organization that brings together the interests of the insured retirement income industry, financial advisors and consumers under one umbrella.
  • International Association for Indigenous Aging (IA2) - focus is on Aging Policy and Indian Elders.
  • MANA, A National Latina Organization - a national community of Latinas actively working to create a better quality of life for Hispanics. This organization works to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.
  • Mother’s Voices Georgia, Inc. - part of a national grassroots organization that believes in the power of mobilizing mothers to become advocates for HIV/STD prevention, treatment, testing and counseling as well as champions for building life-skills that help women make informed, healthy choices about their bodies, finances and health care.
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) - is a non-profit association that represents lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. The Academy provides a resource of education, information, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services for seniors and people with special needs.
  • National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) - provides Adult Protective Services (APS) programs a forum for sharing information, solving problems, and improving the quality of services for victims of elder and vulnerable adult mistreatment.
  • National Alliance for Caregivers (NAC) - a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations. 
  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) - is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. Through advocacy, training and technical assistance, we support the national network of 629 AAAs and 246 Title VI programs.
  • National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs (NANASP) - is a national membership organization for persons across the country working to provide older adults healthful food and nutrition through community-based services.
  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) - works to design, improve, and sustain state systems delivering home and community based services and supports for people who are older or have a disability, as well as their caregivers.
  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aged (NCBA) - is one of the largest minority focused organizations in the country and is recognized as the national leader in housing, employment, health and advocacy on behalf of minority aged.
  • National Council on Aging (NCOA) - is a national voice for older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. They bring together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults.
  • Retirement Clearinghouse - is America's only independent, fully-integrated provider of retirement savings portability solutions for America's mobile workforce. Retirement Clearinghouse works with more than 18,000 retirement plans and has helped guide more than 1 million participants with over $15.8 billion in retirement savings.
  • SIFMA - is the voice of the U.S. securities industry and represents the broker-dealers, banks and asset managers whose nearly 1 million employees provide access to the capital markets. It advocates for effective and resilient capital markets.
  • The Actuarial Foundation - works to enhance math education through the talent and resources of actuaries and helps facilitate and broaden the profession's contribution to society. The Foundation explores innovative ways to apply actuarial skills in the public interest.
  • The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care - is the leading national voice representing consumers in issues related to long-term care, helping to ensure that consumers are empowered to advocate for themselves.
  • Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project - is one of six regional pension counseling projects funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging to provide free legal counseling services to individuals in the five state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.
  • West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families - initiates action in the areas of research, education, advocacy, and coalition building to ensure that West Virginia's citizens, communities and organizations successfully implement welfare reform.

Previous Partners Have Included:

  • Alzheimer’s Association - the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Association mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
  • Atlanta Regional Commission - is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for a 10-county area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. For 60 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region's leadership, attention and resources on key issues of regional consequence.
  • Business & Professional Women (BPW) - dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women.
  • Leadership Council of Aging Organization (LCAO) - a large coalition of the nation's non-profit organizations serving older Americans. They provide a voice for seniors and their families in the ongoing national debate on aging policy. 
  • MetLife Mature Market Institute - the MMI is MetLife’s research organization and a recognized thought leader on the multi-dimensional and multi-generational issues of aging and longevity. MMI’s groundbreaking research, gerontology expertise, national partnerships, and educational materials work to expand the knowledge and choices for those in, approaching, or caring for those in the mature market.
  • MountainHeart Community Services - is an organization that focuses on reducing the incidence of and lessen the impact of poverty among West Virginian residents.
  • Myfinancialadvice Inc. (MFA) - believe that everyone deserves high-quality, personal financial advice, regardless of income, geographic location or background. They offer a pre-screened network of expert independent advisors, equipped with cutting edge advice delivery tools, who stand ready to provide answers that help employees make better decisions - and support the benefits management goals of their employers.
  • National Association of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP) - is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1985. NASOP is composed of state long-term care ombudsmen representing their state programs created by the Older Americans Act.
  • National Center for Children and Families - works to create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
  • National Indian Project Center - a liaison to Native American Programs for elders locally and throughout the United States.
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) - works to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and persons with disabilities, especially women, people of color, and other disadvantaged minorities.
  • NISH - is one of the two national, nonprofit agencies designated by the Committe for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severly Disabled (a federal government agency) to support nonprofit agences (NPAs) participating in the AbilityOne Program, which provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have severe disabilities, by procuring Federal contracts for goods and services.
  • Pension Action Center, Gerontology Institute - brings together several ongoing projects of the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston. 
  • Pension Rights Center - is the country’s only consumer organization dedicated solely to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families.
  • Salish Kootenai College - provides quality postsecondary educational opportunities for Native Americans, locally and from throughout the United States. The College strives to provide opportunities for individual self-improvement to promote and help maintains the cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation.
  • The Coordinating Center - is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing care coordination services to thousands of medically complex individuals in Maryland since 1983.
  • The University of Illinois Extension - is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois’ 102 counties – and far beyond.
  • Unum - is a market leader in disability, group life, long term care and voluntary benefits. Their products and services meet the needs of a diverse workforce that includes four generations, growing ethnic diversity and changing family dynamics.
  • Vermont Organization of Nurse Leaders - promotes leadership development and networking opportunities for nurse leaders in order to advance the delivery of high quality of health care in Vermont
  • Westchester County Office of Women - work to ensure equal rights for all women. They support women in difficult circumstances and celebrate their strengths and achievements.

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